As expected the Eagles came in to the Death Star firing with a deep shot from Michael Vick to DeSean Jackson for 60 yards on just the second play of the game. The Cowboys answered back on their first drive, finishing off with a short pass to Jason Witten. The beginning to another Cowboys Eagles rivalry game had started with both teams taking shots back and forth.
After the teams settled in the Cowboys began to bring the pressure on Michael Vick and not only putting pressure on him, but hitting him as well. Anthony Spencer got a strong hit on Vick sending him into the Eagles benches and leaving the Andy Reid and the team livid. The Cowboys continued to bring the pressure throughout the game, leaving Vick banged up on the bench a few times though it didn’t cause him to leave the game at any time. The blitzes paid off as the Cowboys were able to force to interceptions from Vick, who only had 2 picks all season coming into the game.
Despite the pressure Vick was able to continue to deliver strikes to his favorite target down field in DeSean Jackson, who caught a 91 yard touchdown on short pass early in the 4th quarter. The deep strikes helped to open the run game for Philly and LeSean McCoy, who broke off a 56 yard run after, struggling for most of the game, on rout to a total of 149 yards on the ground.
Jon Kitna led the Cowboys, along with Jason Witten who had 7 receptions for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns, back to within 3 halfway through the 4th quarter, but fell just short of a comeback. The Eagles brought a lot of disguises and were able to confuse the Cowboys offense on a number of plays and led to picking off Kitna twice.
The Cowboys may be done as far as the season goes, but they gave the division leading a Eagles a run and continue to play well under the helm of Jason Garrett. They be seeking a bit of redemption for an early season debacle against the Redskins next week.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.